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Facebook snubs Silicon Roundabout for Covent Garden UK HQ

Posted by | 7 July, 2011 | Covent Garden, East London Tech City, Europe, Facebook, Google, London Silicon Roundabout, London Silicon Roundabout Meetup Group, News, Shoreditch, Startups, Tech City, TechHub, Techmeetups,, united kingdom

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Facebook is snubbing the so-called sillicon roundabout – home of start-ups around the Shoreditch area – to move into Covent Garden instead.

It will put Facebook in tube-taking distance to the East London Tech City, proposed by the government to be a bustling hub of start-ups and established tech powerhouses. Facebook has committed to a developer garage for the project.

Meanwhile, Google is interested, and so is Intel – along with Barclaycard and plenty of others.

But anyone who has taken the tube from the crowded Covent Garden in the evening would probably know it’s worth giving a miss.

Covent Garden’s 42 Earlham Street  office building was packed full of 600 Expedia employees who will now set up shop in Angel, Islington. It’s a fair bit closer to Old Street.



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